After a long wait, former President Donald Trump is going to war with big tech in court.
The Washington Post reported, Donald Trump on Wednesday filed class-action lawsuits targeting Facebook, Google and Twitter and their CEOs, escalating his long-running battle with the companies following their suspensions of his accounts.
The suits were filed in the Southern District of Florida, and Trump said at a news conference in Bedminster, N.J., that they would call for the court to issue an order blocking the companies’ alleged censorship of the American people.
Conservatives have long had their voices censored on social media for no reason other than their political alignment. Social media is the strongest tool in the arsenal of free speech. After all, most political speech that happens, happens online. Many do not venture to traditional town squares any longer. If they do, their voices are echoed online.
“We’re demanding an end to the shadowbanning, a stop to the silencing, and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling that you know so well,” The former president said.
The suit is also calling for the courts to strike down section 230 of the communications decency act. After all, if a company is restricting free speech, why should the government provide numerous civil protections?
These companies also receive millions in government subsidies. The government protects them, and funds them. Most speech happens online. How could this not be seen as a first amendment violation?
Legal experts are already criticizing the case, claiming that it will likely fail. Unfortunately, they are not wrong. Challenging the authority of Tech Titans has not gone well for many.